Saint Mary's Home of Erie, Pennsylvania, is selling its Saint Mary's East eldercare facility to an affiliate of Hill Valley Healthcare, a New York City-based for-profit nursing home operator. The sale is expected to close in May.
The campus includes a 139-bed nursing facility, and independent living facility, rehabilitative services, adult day services, Alzheimer's care and respite care.
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania sponsor Saint Mary's Home and its facilities. After the sale, Saint Mary's East no longer will be Catholic. However, the buyer said it will continue to provide faith-based services to residents.
Hill Valley Healthcare is a venture formed to own and operate skilled nursing facilities. Saint Mary's East will be Hill Valley's 11th facility — its first in Pennsylvania.
Hill Valley said it expects to retain employees at their current pay rate. Plans call for the facility to be renamed Nightingale Nursing and Rehab Center in tribute to Florence Nightingale.
In addition to Saint Mary's East, Saint Mary's Home also has an eldercare campus in Western Erie, which will not be included in the sale.
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